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    Obesegens: How BPA found in some plastics can make you fat from the Dr. Oz Show

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    Friday, October 08, 2010 12:40 pm Email this article
    Stephen Perrine, Editor-at-Large of Men's Health magazine and author of the book, The New American Diet describes in this video clip how BPA found in some plastics can make us fat.

    This video clip is from the Dr. Oz Show on Sept 22, 2010.

    Dr. Oz Show, 09/22/10, Part 5 of 7. How obesogens, chemicals in your food and your environment, make you fat. Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, MD with Dr. Robert Lustig, MD and Stephen Perrine, Editor-at-Large of Men’s Health magazine and author of the book, The New American Diet.

    These chemicals include fructose, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), Bisphenol A (BPA), PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) which contains Phthalates, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8 or perfluorooctanoate found in non-stick coating like teflon coating, pesticides found in foods such as farmed salmon, Atrazine, 2-chloro-4-(ethylamino)-6-(isopropylamin o)-s-triazine, which is an herbicide that ends up in our water supply, and fungicides such as tributyltin.

    Robert Lustig, MD is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at the University of California, San Francisco, UCSF.

    See his profile here:


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    On Nov 13, 2010 at 12:59 am Carol Green wrote:

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    My disabled son, on SSI, suffers prostatitis and recently had an operation for kidney stones. For years, he ate fruits, vegetables, beans and soups from cans. Like many on SSI, he goes through maybe 100 cans of food a month.
    Recently, after learning that BPA actually causes the ailments he suffers, my son stopped eating canned foods. Within weeks, all his symptoms--painful symptoms he has suffered for ten years--have completely disappeared. The reason? He is no longer ingesting BPA.
    Thousands of impoverished people in the US are homeless, in shelters or group homes, with no ability to store food in refrigerators or cook food on stovetops. They are forced to eat out of cans at each meal. Shelters serve food daily to the hungry from cans donated in canned food drives. The resulting physical problems caused by BPA cost the taxpayer millions of dollars to treat.
    I believe our FDA is complicit in harming the health of the poor by not banning BPA. Compounding the problem, the government then siphons taxpayer money to help the poor with resulting prostate and kidney operations, hospitalization, and medication.
    I want to know why the FDA permits a chemical like BPA to be used in food containers when it is so dangerous. I want to know why the FDA doesn't ban BPA now that it is known to cause widespread medical problems.
    The chemical companies are in bed with the lawmakers and the FDA. They are mercenaries committing genocide, and the FDA is the accomplice.
    My family has vowed not to eat canned foods until BPA is banned.
    What else can we do?

    Carol Green, Retired California Teacher
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    On Nov 13, 2010 at 8:31 am Larry Hobbs wrote:

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    Thank you for sharing your son's story. Very interesting.

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